This is a discussion on Stomach muscles/ baby bump hardens within the Third Trimester forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; Do you feel your baby bump softer in the morning n hardens a lot at night? These few days, my ...
Do you feel your baby bump softer in the morning n hardens a lot at night? These few days, my stomach muscles r so tense that it hardens n hurts a lot.
Anyone noes y the hardening happens?
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I've had painful Braxton hicks before so not sure whether this hardening is also Braxton hicks. But recently, the stomach muscles get so tensed that the front middle muscles hurt a lot, so I guess for mine, it's more than Braxton hicks... Maybe strained the stomach muscles too much...
I experience this quite often now esp at night..its not really painful but slightly uncomfortable when trying to sleep..my gynae told me not to worry cos its braxton hicks and its normal to feel this during 2nd to 3rd trimesters.
Just to update. I checked with the physiotherapist at Mt Alvernia during my childbirth education workshop. She said the muscles aching at the bottom of the ribs could be due to uterus applying pressure on the ribs, nothing to do with the hardening. Hardening should be another issue totally...
No solution to this except for pain relieve like hot compress and gentle massaging... I guess I have to wait until lightening to relieve the pressure of uterus on the ribs.
good message. thank you guyzzzz.